Going Gingham!

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Hello lovelies! It’s been a while since I wrote a fashion post and I thought I would rectify that by tackling one of the most popular trends in recent times – Gingham.

going gingham

For those of you who don’t know, this is pronounced as ‘ging-uh m’. It has its roots in the Malayan word “genggang“, which means, “striped“. Gingham is a lightly woven cotton fabric, typically with checks in white and another bold color. All the celebrities are sporting it and where I am from, I could wear it all year long, given the tropical weather.

That said, Gingham is difficult to pull off. It is very easy to look like an adult playing at being a school girl or even worse, like you’re wearing a piece of table-cloth. My advice would be to avoid the red and white checked pattern that seems to be the de facto favorite of Italian restaurants all over the world. I wore Gingham twice during my trip to Germany. Once, as a blue & white checked blouse with a bright red flower pattern and another time, as a very unusual rust & white checked dress.

blue gingham

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The blue and white checked pattern is actually very reminiscent of school uniforms. However, by wearing it as a blouse, as well as, owing to the bright red print on it, this outfit does not look even remotely school girl-ish. You can see that I have styled it with distressed jeans and white shoes. Red fringe earrings pick up on the bold red color of the print on the blouse. The rust and white checked dress, on the other hand, was one I instantly loved. I styled it with a pair of white shoes and a black watch. You could also throw in a pair of retro glasses and totally rock the 70s look.

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Blue & White Top: Splash

Jeans, Shoes & Red Fringe Earrings: Koovs

Rust & White Dress: Koovs

Retro Glasses: Lifestyle

Watch: G-Shock (Baby G)

Have you worn any Gingham lately? Show me how you did!! πŸ™‚


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